Fatima’s Disappointment

by James S. Robbins

More on the failed Thai paper bird drop, from L’Express. “Children ran around in excitement in one village as a plane appeared several thousand feet overhead at the time promised, and although the unloading of the birds was invisible to the naked eye, the paper birds descended. Unfortunately the wind blew them beyond the village, one of hundreds in the three southern provinces near the Malaysian border which were the target of one of the biggest operations in the history of the Thai Air Force. “I’m really disappointed”, said 11-year-old Fatima Sulhong.”